How Much Does Baby Food Cost?

Once a baby begins to eat solids (“solids” refers to baby food and cereal, not actual table food) the cost of food can start to affect your monthly grocery bill.

Usually, this takes place between four to six months old, and babies will begin eating simple rice cereal and then will progress to a mix of baby food and cereal; eventually, they will be able to eat all baby food and will no longer need formula or cereal.  This transition usually takes place when they are between 12 to 15 months old.  Refer to our chart below to see what your baby can eat at their age.

Carrot baby food by Ross Catrow, on Flickr
Carrot baby food” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by  Ross Catrow

How much is the cost of baby food?

BrandPrice Range
Beech-Nut Organic Baby Food$1.50 per jar
Ellas Kitchen Baby Food$1.50 to $2 per pouch
Gerber Baby Food$1 to $1.50 per jar
Goya Baby Food$1 per 4-ounce jar
Heinz Baby Food$4 to $6 per packet
Holle Baby Food$10 to $14 for 250g
Nestle Baby Food$4 to $6 per 14 ounces
Sprout Organic Baby Food$10 per 5 pack

What is going to be included?

Common baby food flavors

What are the extra costs?

Introducing solid foods to baby chart

introducing-solid-foods-baby-chart

How can I save money?


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